MOGOK RUBY, third in the 'greys' race over the course last time, is a speculative selection to land this wide open handicap where a whole host of dangers can be cited including the unexposed Without Prejudice, Royal Island and Johannes. Mogok Ruby has been lightly raced throughout the summer months having had a busy spell throughout last winter. He has in the past burst blood vessels which is a concern but his run last time was a big improvement and a near career best effort. Royal Island has been the subject of some attempted gambles - a couple successful in the past and was noted staying on last time from an unpromising position at Redcar. He was away from where the action unfolded at Redcar and appears well handicapped from a mark of 73. Without Prejudice basically had a walkover at Lingfield last time and prior to that had been well supported to land what appeared strong maidens. Johannes has only got one win to his name but drying conditions will be all in his favour. Wyatt Earp and Resplendent Alpha are others with very solid form. The last named will relish the fast pace that is likely to materialise but Mogok Ruby could well be the value bet in the race and he is nominated to land the opener.
Elhamri 15-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Great Leighs 5f hcap (3) pol beating Secret Asset (8-13) by 1l, 14 ran.
Compton's Eleven 14-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, struggling from over 2f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind South Cape (8-9) at Goodwood 7f hcap (2) sft.
Fantasy Explorer 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, not much room 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 13th of 20, 2 1/2l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-0) at Doncaster 5f hcap (4) sft.
Countdown 9-1 (9-11) Behind, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 15l behind Amicus Meus (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) In touch, one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 21, 7l behind Main Aim (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcap (3) sft.
Malcheek (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) In touch far side, ridden along halfway, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Bond City (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Mogok Ruby 40-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, every chance final hundred yards when hung right and kept on, 3rd of 16, 1/2l behind Finsbury (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Johannes (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear on stand's side, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 20, 3l behind Total Impact (8-8) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Held up in mid-division, effort on inside over 1f out, soon one pace, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Fiefdom (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Rockfield Lodge (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Earlsmedic (8-8) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Charlie Delta 4-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5l behind Arabian Spirit (9-3) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Royal Island (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 6l behind Medici Pearl (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Resplendent Alpha 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear on inside, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 4l behind Vintage (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Without Prejudice (USA) 1-8fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leader, always going well, led close home, cheekily, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stk (5) gf in Aug beating Ma Vie En Rose (8-12) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Millfields Dreams 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, not much room and switched right over 1f out, bumped rival and rider dropped rein, weakened, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Resplendent Alpha (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Forest Dane 25-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 15l behind Plum Pudding (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcap (3) gf in May.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 2l behind Fiefdom (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcap (4) pol.
Hessian (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Always behind, no progress and eased final furlong, last of 12, 6l behind Fiefdom (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcap (4) pol.
Romany Nights (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride and always behind, 10th of 12, 13l behind Effigy (9-1) at Salisbury 1m app hcp (5) gd.
Registrar 3-1fav (9-4) Close up, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Romany Nights (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.